A post-apartheid promise that hasn’t been realized was housing for all, or at least for more. Many South Africans still lack homes, with some pushed out of the temporary structures they build.
The incoming president of the University of Massachusetts, Marty Meehan, met Tuesday with Governor Charlie Baker for the first time since Meehan was chosen to lead the five-campus system.
Boston 2024 says it wants to collect signatures to put a referendum on the ballot, asking Massachusetts residents if they want to host the Olympics.
Massachusetts is making $30 million available to cities and towns to help fill potholes and make other repairs to roads after a brutal winter.
Right now, there’s no state law prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, though several cities and towns have their own age restrictions.
Among the challenges: hundreds of families housed by the state in hotels and motels. This week, Baker proposed in his budget a $20 million fund to keep low-income families off the streets. And he announced an overall shift in policy.
In the budget for next year, Baker plans to spend less money putting families in shelters, hotels and motels. And more money on prevention. He wants to send out assessment teams to help families access the services they need before they become homeless.
A conservative think tank is suing Massachusetts over a rule that bans businesses from making any direct political donations but allows unions to contribute up to $15,000 to candidates.
In a surprise development, MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott resigned yesterday. The move came amid commuter frustration – and criticism from the governor – over T failures during the recent snowstorms.
The state is also purchasing two snow meters that Baker says can process about 120 tons of snow per hour.
All three and four-year-olds in Massachusetts would have access to free full-day preschool and kindergarten under a proposal announced Tuesday.
Outgoing Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has accepted a spring fellowship at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.
Baker placed his left hand on a family Bible, and recited the oath of office.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s final day in office was steeped in ceremony.
DCF got an infusion of cash, and new social workers, but Spears inherits a department still struggling with high caseloads and a poor reputation.